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Saturday, 29 September 2018

Preview: Kinky Boots at Newcastle Theatre Royal


ONLY ONE MONTH TO GO BEFORE KINKY BOOTS STRUTS INTO TOWN!

Kinky Boots
Newcastle Theatre Royal
Monday 29th October – Saturday 10th November 2018

Everybody say yeah! The count-down has begun as the feel-good show which took the West End and Broadway by storm Kinky Boots will be hot-footing it to Newcastle Theatre Royal for the first time ever in just over one month’s time.  With score by Cyndi Lauper and an all-star cast, the multi-award winning Kinky Boots is set to be the musical highlight of the year.

With a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles), and songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots is a joyous musical celebration about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.

The all-star cast includes Paula Lane, best known for her role as Kylie Platt in long-running ITV soap Coronation Street, who will play Lauren alongside award-winning Callum Francis who plays Lola and Joel Harper-Jackson who takes the role of Charlie.

Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots whisks audiences from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos!

With direction and choreography by two-time Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Kinky Boots is the winner of every major Best Musical award including three Olivier Awards, three WhatsOnStage Awards as well as six Broadway Tony® Awards.

Paula Lane (Lauren) has appeared on stage in Be More Martyn (Southwark Playhouse) and The Bengal Lily (Manchester Royal Exchange). Her television and film credits include Coronation Street; Doctors; Heartbeat; The Royal; Going Postal and War Wounds.
Callum Francis (Lola/Simon) most recently starred as Lola in the Australian Tour of Kinky Boots - for which he won the 2017 Helpmann Award for Best Male Actor in a Musical - direct from the Original London Production at the Adelphi Theatre. His other theatre credits include Miss Saigon (Prince Edward Theatre); The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre); Ghost (Piccadilly Theatre); Hair (European Tour); Ultimate Broadway (Shanghai Culture Square Theatre); Naked Boys Singing (Charing Cross Theatre) and Fame (Manchester Opera House).

Joel Harper-Jackson (Charlie Price) has numerous theatre credits including Pieces of String (Mercury Theatre); Myth: The Rise and Fall of Orpheus (The Other Palace); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (UK Tour), Jesus Christ Superstar (Regents Park Open Air Theatre); Beautiful - The Carole King Musical (The Aldwych Theatre); Little Women (Hope Mill Theatre); Picture Perfect (St James); Pacific Overtures (Union Theatre); Rent (UK Tour) and West End Women (UK Tour). His film credits include The Curse and Abu Ghraib.

Kinky Boots is produced by Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig and Playful Productions, in association with Cameron Mackintosh.

Photos: Matt Crockett

Tickets:
Kinky Boots plays at Newcastle Theatre Royal Monday 29 October – Saturday 10 November 2018, evenings at 7.30pm (Mon – Thu & Sat), 8.30pm (Fri) and matinees on Fri 5pm and Sat 2.30pm. Tickets are from £20.00 and can be purchased from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21 21 (Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge) or book online at www.theatreroyal.co.uk



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